Our Management Team

Mark Piper
President

Mark is a fourth generation Piper to work for the company. After receiving his BA in Finance from the University of Colorado in 1991, Mark worked for National Bank of Detroit for three years in the Asset Based Lending Group. He then moved out to California to work as a lender at Silicon Valley Bank focusing on equipment and working capital lines of credit to start-up software companies. Mark returned to Piper Realty in 1996. He is currently focused on Property Management and Commercial Sales. In addition to working at Piper Realty, Mark’s other real estate endeavors include past President of the Flint Area Association of Realtors, CCIM member, past board member DACBOR/CBOR, and Board Member MiCAR. Marks other interests include jogging, golf, tennis, and spending time with his family.

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Ryan Bessert
Vice-President

Ryan joined Piper Management Group in 2000 on a full time basis after having spent most of his early childhood in and around the property management business. After earning a Bachelor degree in Finance from Michigan State University, Ryan has gone on to excel in all aspects of the property management field including family, senior, LIHTC and condo. In addition, Ryan holds the CCIM designation recognizing him as an expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. When not at Piper, Ryan enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family.

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Bob Perkins
Director of Property Management

Bob joined Piper Management Group in February 2017 and brings over 20 years of multi-family, senior and LIHTC leadership experience to the team. He holds a Michigan Real Estate license and earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Northwood University. He has established a solid operational and business planning background by developing trustworthy internal and external customer relationships. He prides himself by never assigning a project or task he has not done already or is not willing to do himself. When not at Piper, Bob enjoys attending his children’s sporting events and getting outdoors to spend quality time with his family.

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Mary Kay Howell
Regional Property Manager

Mary Kay joined Piper Management Group in 2000. She took a short break in 2014 and moved to Florida for a few years, returning to Michigan and Piper in 2019. Her skills include managing multi-family, senior, LIHTC, and HUD Section 8 properties. She holds HCCP and COS certifications. Mary Kay prides herself on developing her teams. When not at Piper, Mary Kay enjoys watching her boys play soccer and camping with family.

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Kevin Elliott
Regional Property Manager

Kevin joined Piper Management Group in December 2019 and brings over 20 years of business management experience. He holds a National Center for Housing Management Tax Credit Specialist certification. He has operational and customer service background from his past experience to help with customer relationships. He takes pride in himself by meeting all challenges head on every day. When not at Piper, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and son and being outdoors.

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